Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Little Feminine Charm


Welcome to a beautiful few days ahead of September New Releases at Flourishes!  I think you will love today's set called Feminine Charm.  It's full of classic lady images with some fantastic sentiments.  

I don't do shabby chic very often.  It's a style that I think is so pretty, but I'm not really sure I'm really good at it; but given the style of this gorgeous set, I thought I'd give it another try because I knew it would suit the stamps so well.  Shabby Chic makes use of a lot of layering, textures, ribbons, and often distressing.  So I tried it all on this card!  Take a look and see what you think...


The dress form is colored with Copic Markers, and then I added a lot of texture behind the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Three dies, with an embossing folder that I sponged with Ranger Distress Ink, and then also adding diagonal intersecting lines with my Scor Buddy Mini tool.  


Lots of different styles of ribbon - including silk, seam binding, satin, jute twine and crochet and then Prima Arco flowery accents and swirly pearls to give this a very rich and shabby feel.   I love the sentiments in this set too. "Hey Lady" is something I often say to my friends, or to my students so it's just perfect for me!  


I LOVE how the dimension of the popped up flowers on the dress form turned out.  It's one of my favourite things about this whole card!  


Stunning and very chic set people.  And there's much more in store with the Design Team so be sure to drop by their blogs today and see....
And join us back at noon Central time for the daily challenge, I'll be back with MORE fun with this awesome set!  

...Ways to Win this Week...

Play in our Flourishes Colors of Fall Challenge!


Each day the Design Team will have a Mystery Blogger and whoever comments on the Mystery Blogger’s blog could be chosen to win the set of the day!


Comment on the Flourishes Blog for another chance to win this set.  


And...play in our Noon-time Challenges today and tomorrow!   


53 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Sigh... oh, how beautiful! Shabby, chic, and sooooo gorgeous! Love your colors and all those fabulous feminine touches. Perfect! Love this set!

cindy holshouser said...

I say you nailed this shabby chic design. Beautiful colors and image.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine you have made a gorgeous card with this stamp.
great and fabulous details.

greetings karin

ArtisticInkspirations said...

The raspberry on this one is FABULOUS!! Nice job Christine!!

petra,s cards said...

awwww this is stunning what a loveley image and colours, and your details are great!!
xx petra

Amanda said...

Christine, that is one Amazing card! Don't worry, you pulled that Shabby Chic look off to Perfection!! Your mannequin is Stunning!! It is colored perfectly! :)

stampqueen said...

AAkkkk!!! I LOVE the colors and the textures on the layers, and the ribbons!!! WOW!!!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful! Love the pink, and maybe shabby chic is your style :-) You've aced it here!

jonim52 said...

Ohhhh, I just love this image and your gorgeous card.

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh wow! It's gorgeous!! Love the colors and textures!

Tina Gilliland said...

This is so so pretty!! Love the coloring and the colors you chose.

Cammie said...

You have added the perfect accesories for this stamp. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! I love the way you popped up the flowers on the mannequin. All around beautiful card.
Beth Greco

Heather Jensen said...

OMGoodness! Girl, you did Shabby Chic so beautifully. I love the colors you chose and the shading and coloring is stunning. :)
Hugs~

Leslie Turner said...

Awesome card, Christine! The cream and purple are just gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

This is about as feminine as it gets with the beautiful colors, flowers, lace, pearls... oh la la! Fabulous Christine!

Beate said...

Christine, that's incredible! LOVE, love, Love your card!
Hugs and smiles

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous shabby chic creation, Christine! I love the colors and all the details! Wonderful design!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Christine, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE these new stamps, the beautiful jewel colors and all the texture!!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness … I love, love — LOVE this set! It is so “me”! A must have for sure!!!!

Janet L. said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the raspberry color!

Rosemary said...

ooh la la... what a gorgeous card!!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Christine! Love all the details.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, lovely coloring of the image, like the lace combo and the embossed panels!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! I just adore the colors you choose, the popped up flowers are darling. Yes very shabby and gorgeous all around.

Lorraine Segovia said...

Love the shabby chic of this card and the colors are just fabulous.

Cheryl said...

Love it! You do shabby chic very well, I think. Your colors are so beautiful--love that deep raspberry color. Great coloring on the dress form. Just a gorgeous card.

Donna said...

Fabulous colors and bling. Great inspiration!

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! That's gorgeous Christine! Beautiful feminine details!

dpkennedy said...

Stunning creation Christine! I love all the lace trims and shabby chic embellishments!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, so FANCY, Christine!! Your attention to detail in this creation is fantastic. So much to see!! And what deep, beautiful hues you chose. Lovely work!

Sue D said...

Very charming--love the purple.

Connie and Jack said...

I do love that image. And your color palette is stunning. Awesome card.
- Connie

Queen Mary said...

Wow, love the shabby chic effect you created with the laces, pearls and embossing! Beautiful card!

Tanya said...

Fantastic shabby chic! Love the colors, and love that fabulous lace!

Jodi said...

Just gorgeous! All your feminine details are so pretty with the stamp. I so love the colors also!

Naomi said...

This is truly FAB! I LOVE that image and the gorgeous lace trim! Can't wait to see this set in its entirety!

lizlincoln said...

Gorgeous rich pinks and I love the lace tied at the side.

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Christine,
You have used wonderfully rich, vibrant colors on your card - I really like it :)
Hugs,Anne P

McStamper said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors you used.

Janet said...

Totally fabulous! Love the purply color!

callyannc said...

This is beautiful! i love all the colors! TFS Callyann

Ravengirl said...

This looks wonderful! I really love all the purples!

Shea said...

I love how you colored the mannequin!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card. I am already in love with this set.

Chris said...

so pretty. love all the texture.

-C.A.R.

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!!! These new sets are fabulous, can't wait to get them!!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful card! Quite feminine! Great details. Love the pop of raspberry color!

Yogi said...

all the cards look great. love the new stamps, especially those shoes.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is beautiful, Christine! Fabulous coloring on the image, and I LOVE all the texture you added... laces and ribbons and embossing that all go so well with the "tailored"-theme!

Theresa said...

I'm lovin' this new set. I can't wait to see it all. What a lovely card.

Chrissy D said...

WOW! I agree with Leslie - STUNNING project!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh YUM! I love everything about this gorgeous creation, girlie! Shabby chic-ness at it's FINEST!